Movie: Flyfishing in paradise stream

North Island, New Zealand – December 2019 For me, flyfishing is not about catching the largest fish or the most fish. I flyfish because it connects me to nature with its spellbinding beauty and complexity. When fishing you never know what you will experience and you must be prepared to adapt to the situation at…

Movie: Jungle trout

In early 2018 I was lucky to experience some great fly-fishing on the North Island of New Zealand. In the middle of nowhere of paradise flows several small jungle creeks holding feisty little rainbow trout. Many such hidden little gems can be found for those who explore places off the beaten path. New Zealand is…

New Zealand 2018 – South Island – Season finale

Cold rainy days. Flooded and murky rivers. Big hungry trout in the slower water. It was autumn in the South Island of New Zealand, and only the die-hard fanatics were out swinging their fly rods. Luckily for me, I had the pleasure of being one of them. I didn’t meet any other fly-fishermen in any…

New Zealand 2018 – South Island – Beach holiday

The starlings were the first to start their morning chatter, then followed by the unmistakable song of a tui. The oystercatchers could also be heard as they headed out towards the exposed sand flats, and the elderly snoring shag that slept in the tree right next to my tent was also up and decided to…

New Zealand 2018 – North Island – Grand finale

The Interislander ferry would take me across the Cook Strait and down to the South Island a week or so later, and there was just enough time to squeeze in a few more days of fishing with my friends. Cicada season should have been over by now, but as I had discovered, the fish were…